The Real Estate and Housing Association of Bangladesh (REHAB) and Beacon Pharmaceuticals have come forward to help the country fight the deadly coronavirus.
The realtors' platform has donated the government Tk 25 lakh for the purpose of collecting safety gears and personal protection equipment (PPE).
Alamgir Shamsul Alamin, president of REHAB, handed over the cheque to Nasrul Hamid, state minister for power, energy and mineral resources, at the latter's office at the secretariat yesterday.
"It is our responsibility to stand beside the government when the country is in a crisis because of the outbreak of Covid-19," Alamin told The Daily Star.
It is not a time to demand something from the government, rather all business houses should come forward to help the country in its fight against the pandemic, he said.
Beacon Pharmaceuticals will distribute four lakh bottles of hand sanitisers for free among the public, said Md Shahariar Tamal Selim, a vice president of the company.
The drugmaker will also provide 5,000 units of PPE and 25,000 operation theater masks to medical professionals of different hospitals to ensure their safety during the treatment of coronavirus patients.
The equipment will be distributed within March 30, Selim said.